Hard work and grit characterize Jenny Renee. No stranger to challenges, Jenny has traversed an untraditional path and become an enthusiastic advocate for ocean conservation.Read more
For Jasmmine Ramgotra, dance is a way to engage with the community, and a means to express tough social and environmental issues we face in today’s society. She’s looking to shift the culture of dance away from abstraction, in order to lead the way for a more connected and inclusive tomorrow.Read more
Danielle Bogardus takes on independent research in Peru with a goal to divert waste and contribute to healthy forests and communities.Read more
For 24 years running, Washington Conservation Voters has hosted its Annual Breakfast of Champions to celebrate environmental leaders in the community, including ten young leaders under 30. This year, we’re proud to share that Carter Case, UW Environmental Studies alum will be recognized at the Breakfast for his work in habitat restoration and political advocacy.
Carter Case, class of 2014
Carter Case grew up in Mill Creek, WA and spent a lot of his childhood outdoors.
Anna Mines graduated in December 2014, with a double major in Environmental Studies and ethnomusicology.
Persuaded by a friend to visit and stay in Italy for a while after graduation, Anna left Seattle on a six-week backpacking trip, which included a WWOOF stint in the southern Italian town of Maratea. She then settled in Rome where she’s currently on a student visa, perfecting her Italian and working on launching a responsible tourism business.
Program on the Environment alumna Elizabeth Szorad is a Waste Zero Specialist at Recology CleanScapes, an employee-owned company that works with municipalities on waste diversion strategies. Read about her journey from UW to her current dream job.Read more
Major: Environmental Studies
Minor: Marine biology and oceanography
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Do you recall your first experience with nature?
As a kid, I was always exposed to the marine environment. I lived by the beach and went on diving trips to get crabs and examine sea kelp. My school took us on field trips via the Scripps Aquarium and I grew up fascinated with marine life.
UW Environment’s Leah Litwak champions better food assistance integration at local farmers markets
Environmental Studies student Leah Litwak cares about increasing access to healthy food for all. Read about her efforts to facilitate use of food assistance programs at farmers markets.
What might Environmental Studies student Angela Feng and the internationally known Seattle hip-hop star Macklemore have in common?
Angela Feng is passionate about environmental education and raising awareness about the level of pollution in the Duwamish river. Read about her efforts to elevate this issue with the assistance of a well known local musician.